Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
No car as big and wide as a Range Rover should have a problem accommodating two sizeable adults alongside each other and, sure enough, front-seat occupants have plenty of space. Even with the large central storage compartment and individual armrests in place, there's leg, head and shoulder room to spare.
There’s a decent selection of cubbyholes, too, with the aforementioned central storage area, an oddment bin under the main armrest, sizeable door pockets and a glovebox with two separate compartments.
Once you’ve clambered up into the back of the Range Rover, it’s easy to get comfortable. There’s more than enough space all round for two tall adults to stretch out. Even three adults sitting side-by-side are unlikely to complain about long journeys, given the amount of leg, head and shoulder room on offer.
If you think you'll never need to carry a fifth passenger, you can opt for the executive seating pack. This introduces two individual, reclining rear seats that also feature a massage function.
You can also buy a long-wheelbase version of the Range Rover, which puts the amount of rear leg room on a par with that of the average executive jet, or at least a Rolls-Royce Ghost or Mercedes S-Class. What you can't have, though, is seven seats. The Audi Q7, BMW X7 and even the cheaper Range Rover Sport all offer this facility.
Seat folding and flexibility
Although it’s great that all models get electrically reclining rear seats, their presence means you can’t fold the second row completely flat, but it can be tilted far enough to usefully extend the load area. The Range Rover doesn't offer any other clever freight-carrying tricks, though, such as a front passenger seatback that folds fully forward for really tall loads.
You won’t want for luggage capacity in the Range Rover. There’s more than enough space for all the passengers' luggage, or a couple of baby buggies, or even a few sets of golf clubs.
The boot floor is flat, and it's so vast that actually reaching into the depths of the load bay can be tricky; that’s because the Range Rover has a two-piece tailgate, and the lower section folds out level with the boot floor and gets in the way. It does make a handy picnic seat, though. As mentioned earlier, you can lower the car's air suspension, by pressing a button in the boot, but even then, shorter individuals will have to climb into the boot to retrieve items wedged against the back seat.
Unfortunately, like the majority of hybrid cars, the P400e version sacrifices some boot space (including the full-size spare wheel well) to accommodate its battery pack and electric motor. Land Rover claims boot space is reduced by up to 98 litres, with the boot floor raised by 46mm. That said, the space that remains is still generous.
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